According to The Hollywood Reporter, George A. Romero will bring his zombies back once more in DIARY OF THE DEAD, an independent project he'll write and direct. This movie will hark back to the rough-edged style of the original NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD with echoes of another grassroots hit, THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, following a group of college students making a horror movie who find themselves in the midst of a real undead plague, and begin filming the mayhem around them.
Romero and his production partner Peter Grunwald will produce DIARY with Artfire Films. After the frustrations he experienced regarding the shooting and release of Universal's LAND OF THE DEAD, the director was adamant about doing this installment independently. "I was trying to convince Peter we could just run off and do it ourselves," and they will starting October 11 in Toronto. Romero is also attached to Hyde Park/Kadokawa's project SOLITARY ISLE, based on a story by RINGU author Koji Suzuki.